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  • State Department tried to bribe FBI to unclassify Clinton emails

    10/17/2016 9:52:29 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 33 replies
    NY Post ^ | 10/18/16 | Daniel Halper, Marisa Schultz and Bob Fredericks
    A top State Department official offered a “quid pro quo” to an FBI investigator to declassify an e-mail from Hillary Clinton’s private server in exchange for allowing the bureau to operate in countries where it was banned, stunning new documents revealed Monday. The FBI documents show that Undersecretary of State Patrick Kennedy pitched the deal to the unnamed agent, allegedly as part of an effort to back up Clinton’s claim that she did not send or receive classified documents on the server in her Westchester home. “[Redacted] indicated he had been contacted by [Kennedy], Undersecretary of State, who had asked...
  • New FBI files contain allegations of 'quid pro quo' in Clinton's emails (UNBELIEVABLE)

    10/15/2016 5:13:42 PM PDT · by SE Mom · 149 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 15, 2016 | Catherine Herridge, Pamela Browne
    FBI interview summaries and notes, provided late Friday to the House Government Oversight and Intelligence Committees, contain allegations of a "quid pro quo" between a senior State Department executive and FBI agents during the Hillary Clinton email investigation, two congressional sources told Fox News. In return for altering the classification, the possibility of additional slots for the FBI at missions overseas was discussed, Chaffetz said. As Fox News previously reported, interviews released earlier this month, known as 302s, reveal the serious allegation that Kennedy applied pressure to subordinates to change classified email codes so they would be shielded from Congress...

    10/11/2016 12:00:53 PM PDT · by cradle of freedom · 16 replies
    I was 13 years old in 1960 when JFK ran for President. I remember much of that time even a visit by JFK and Jackie to our town. I live in Massachusetts so I was at the center of Kennedy country. But even the excitement of the 1960 campaign pales when compared to the excitement of the Trump campaign. Kennedy didn't pack huge auditoriums with 10 or 20 thousand people everywhere he went. There is a name for what Trump is doing--it is a PHENOMINUM!
  • Trump raises Chappaquiddick in anti-Clinton tirade

    10/10/2016 3:42:22 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 70 replies ^ | 10/10/16 | Jonathan Easley
    Donald Trump savaged Hillary Clinton as an enabler of former President Bill Clintons alleged sexual crimes and raised former Sen. Edward Kennedys Chappaquiddick scandal to argue that the media is seeking to cover up the Clinton familys misdeeds. Speaking at a rally in Pennsylvania on Monday, Trump called Bill Clinton a predator and accused Hillary Clinton of making it possible for him to take advantage of even more women. Bill Clinton was the worst abuser of women ever to sit in the Oval Office, Trump, the Republican presidential nominee, said. He was a predator. Hillary Clinton systematically attacked and discredited...
  • FBI files reveal missing email 'boxes' in Clinton case, allegations of evidence tampering

    10/06/2016 7:20:08 PM PDT · by bobsunshine · 43 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 6, 2016 | Catherine Herridge, Pamela K. Browne
    Buried in the 189 pages of heavily redacted FBI witness interviews from the Hillary Clinton email investigation are details of yet another mystery -- about two missing bankers boxes filled with the former secretary of states emails. The interviews released earlier this month, known as 302s, also reveal the serious allegation that senior State Department official Patrick Kennedy applied pressure to subordinates to change the classified email codes so they would be shielded from Congress and the public. The details about the boxes are contained in five pages of the FBI file with a staggering 111 redactions that...
  • I Was RFKs Speechwriter. Now Im Voting for Trump. Heres Why.

    09/22/2016 3:28:51 PM PDT · by x · 15 replies ^ | September 21, 2016 | Adam Walinsky
    The Democratic Party has become something both JFK and RFK would deplorethe party of war. I was a Democrat all my life. I came to Washington to serve President John Kennedy and Attorney General Robert Kennedy. When the president was murdered and his brother struck off on his own, I joined his Senate campaign and staff as his legislative assistant and speechwriter, until his presidential campaign ended with his own assassination. I ran on a (losing) Democratic ticket in the New York state elections of 1970. When I was working to enact my own program of police reform in the...
  • Hillary Clinton: I'm staying in case Obama gets assassinated (2008) Flashback

    08/10/2016 6:16:50 AM PDT · by libertarian27 · 27 replies
    YouTube and various ^ | May 23, 2008 | various
    Hillary Clinton invokes the assassination of Robert Kennedy as justification to remain in the presidential race. "My husband did not wrap up the nomination in 1992 until he won the California primary somewhere in the middle of June, right? We all remember Bobby Kennedy was assassinated in June in California. I don't understand it."
  • Dictator Kerry Kennedy is ruining family legacy

    07/31/2016 11:10:36 AM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 41 replies ^ | 7/31/16 | By Maureen Callahan
    Dictator Kerry Kennedy is ruining family legacy By Maureen Callahan She claims to be a great advocate for human rights but former employees tell The Post that behind closed doors, Kerry Kennedy is a monster whos driving her fathers legacy into the ground. For someone whos a human-rights lawyer, I dont think Ive ever met someone who cares so little for the people who work for her, says an employee who resigned from the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice & Human Rights. She treats them so badly, belittling and embarrassing them in front of others. Everyone who works...
  • Ted Cruz Pulls A Ted Kennedy From The 1980 Democratic Convention

    07/21/2016 9:48:16 AM PDT · by johnatures · 33 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | July 20, 2016 | John A. Tures
    When Ted Cruz refused to endorse Donald Trump in his Republican National Convention speech, he channeled his ideological opponent, Ted Kennedy, whose bitter primary fight with Jimmy Carter made him dodge the opportunity to raise hands with his opponent. It cost Carter the 1980 election, and might do similar damage to Trump.
  • Clinton Email Update: Judicial Watch Releases Former Clinton Deputy Chief of Staff Huma Abedin...

    06/29/2016 1:26:33 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 61 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | June 29, 2016
    Full title: Clinton Email Update: Judicial Watch Releases Former Clinton Deputy Chief of Staff Huma Abedin Deposition Testimony (Washington, DC) Judicial Watch today released the deposition transcript of Huma Abedin, former deputy chief of staff to Hillary Clinton throughout her four years as secretary of state and who also had an email account on the system. The deposition transcript is available here. Abedin testified it was Clintons decision to use her email; to her knowledge that only Hillary Clinton, Abedin and Chelsea Clinton had accounts on the system; and that the system may have interfered...
  • More Clinton Emails! (Weekly Update)

    05/14/2016 10:04:14 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 14 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | May 13, 2016 | Tom Fitton
    State Department Documents Reveal Clinton Political Operative Pushed the Hiring of Bryan Pagliano Whitewater: Twelve Versions of Hillary Clinton Draft Indictment, 451 Pages, Withheld By National Archives Hillary Clinton Knew Almost Immediately About Security Risk of Using Private Blackberry State Department Documents Reveal Clinton Political Operative Pushed the Hiring of Bryan Pagliano This week we received Department of State emails showing that, during Hillary Clintons tenure as secretary of state, Laura Pena, a top aide to Clinton, helped push through the political appointment of Bryan Pagliano, a former Hillary for President IT director, to a political position in the...
  • Kennedy immune to liberals' drug outrage

    05/24/2016 5:33:04 AM PDT · by luke1825 · 11 replies
    lowell sun ^ | 5/24 | Peter Lucas
    Lucas: Kennedy immune to liberals' drug outrage The Lowell Sun Updated: 05/24/2016 06:40:52 AM EDT U.S. Rep. Joe Kennedy III ought to dump his moneymaking stock in a biopharmaceutical company that charges $1,000 a pill and indirectly fuels the state's opioid crisis. It tarnishes his fine Kennedy image. Being a millionaire, he doesn't need the money. He is one of the richest men in Congress. But the 36-year-old congressman from Brookline says he can't get rid of the stock because the majority of his assets are held in shared family trusts
  • Meet Greg Craig, Obama's White House Counsel ( 2008 )

    05/19/2016 5:57:30 PM PDT · by george76 · 3 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | Nov 17, 2008 | John McCormack
    Mike Allen reported over the weekend that "Gregory B. Craig, a well-known Washington lawyer who quarterbacked President Bill Clinton's impeachment defense, has been chosen White House counsel by resident-elect Barack Obama". Believe it or not, the time Craig spent shilling for Clinton may have been his most honorable days of work ... In the early 1980s, [Craig] was an attorney for John Hinckley, the man who shot President Reagan and three others. Craig helped put together an insanity defense that led to Hinckley's acquittal. Nine years later, he advised Ted Kennedy in the Palm Beach rape case involving the senator...
  • Random thought vanity on John F. Kennedy, Jr

    05/14/2016 11:09:58 AM PDT · by ResisTyr · 93 replies
    14 May 2016 | ResisTyr
    Just a random thought for the day...I believe there's a good possibility that had JFK, Jr. not died, he may very well have become POTUS by now...or possibly be Trump's opponent this time around.
  • NYC Airports: We Can No Longer Tolerate TSA's 'Inadequacy'

    05/11/2016 9:19:43 PM PDT · by george76 · 37 replies
    ABC ^ | May 10, 2016 | David Kerley
    Management of the New York City areas three major airports is fed up with long lines at security check points, and they have given the Transportation Security Administration an ultimatum: Either shorten the lines or well find someone else to do it. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, tasked with running John F. Kennedy, LaGuardia and Newark airports, is threatening to privatize the process of screening passengers before boarding their flight, according to a document sent from the Port Authority to TSA Administrator Peter Neffenger. We can no longer tolerate the continuing inadequacy of the TSA passenger...
  • BREAKING: Blogger Who Tried To Connect CRUZS DAD With Lee Harvey Oswald Found DEAD

    05/12/2016 4:51:53 PM PDT · by austinaero · 150 replies
    Clash Daily ^ | 05/12/2016 | Doug Giles
    A prolific Indiana political blogger wrote an ominous post last week predicting a Donald Trump victory in his state and soon afterward committed suicide, police said. Gary Welsh, a lawyer who managed his Advance Indiana blog since 2005, was found in his Indianapolis apartment around 8 a.m. Sunday with a gunshot wound, according to the Indianapolis Star. Officers found him in a stairwell, dead at the scene, according to a police report.
  • Revealed: The U.S. ambassador accused of 'soliciting prostitutes in public parks'

    06/11/2013 9:30:16 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 33 replies
    Mail Online ^ | 6/11/13 | HAYLEY PETERSON
    A damning internal memo claims the State Department called off an investigation into allegations that U.S. Ambassador to Belgium Howard Gutman repeatedly trawled overseas public parks in search of prostitutes, including minors. Undersecretary of State for Management Patrick Kennedy ordered the investigation closed shortly after it was opened, according to the memo obtained by MailOnline.
  • Hollywood to Make Film about Chappaquiddick

    05/03/2016 7:11:43 AM PDT · by Western Phil · 64 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | May 3, 2016 | Sarah Fisher
    On the heels of actor Will Ferrell pulling out of a planned "Alzheimer's comedy" about Ronald Reagan comes news that Hollywood is preparing a feature film about late Senator Ted Kennedy and the drowning of Mary Jo Kopechne at Chappaquiddick. Australian-born "Zero Dark Thirty" star Jason Clarke will portray Kennedy in "Chappaquiddick" the film's working title and John Curran, whose credits include "The Painted Veil," will direct, said the movie's co-producer and Apex Entertainment president and chief executive Mark Ciardi. Production is slated to begin around Labor Day with a tentative release in late 2017. Ciardi noted that...
  • '50 Shades of Grey' Director Not the Man to Make a Ted Kennedy Movie?

    04/25/2016 1:33:43 PM PDT · by DFG · 27 replies
    newsbusters ^ | 04/25/2016 | Scott Whitlock
    Yes, you read that right. The director of the steamy 50 Shades of Grey, Sam Taylor-Johnson, has departed the Ted Kennedy film Chappaquiddick. Apparently, he's not the man to make a movie on Kennedy. Taylor-Johnson will be replaced by filmmaker John Curran. According to Deadline Hollywood, producer Mark Ciardi said of Jason Clarke, who will be playing Ted Kennedy: Clarke is the perfect choice to take on the complexities of this role.
  • Taxpayers Are Footing Bill for Solar Project That Doesnt Work

    03/29/2016 2:19:40 PM PDT · by rellimpank · 19 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | 29 mar 2016 | David Kreutzer
    As every ten-year-old who ever got a sweater for a birthday present has been told, Its the thought that counts. That seems to be the guiding principle at the Department of Energy and the California Public Utilities Commission when it comes to solar power. The latest example is the $2.2 billion Ivanpah solar thermal plant in California. (Note: Solar thermal plants do not use solar panels to directly convert sunshine to electricity, they use sunshine to boil water that then drives conventional turbines.) Heres the story so far, Ivanpah: Is owned by Google, NRG Energy, and Brightsource, who have a...
  • Hillary Clinton, if president, could appoint 4 Supreme Court justices [11-12-15]

    02/13/2016 3:09:19 PM PST · by KeyLargo · 26 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 12, 2015 | Dave Boyer
    Hillary Clinton, if president, could appoint 4 Supreme Court justices By Dave Boyer - The Washington Times - Thursday, November 12, 2015 Conservatives unhappy with U.S. Supreme Court rulings on same-sex marriage and Obamacare heard a powerful argument Thursday for defeating Hillary Rodham Clinton: The next president could appoint as many as four justices. When the next president takes the oath of office in January 2017, three current justices will be at least 80 years old: conservative Antonin Scalia (80), swing voter Anthony M. Kennedy (80) and liberal Ruth Bader Ginsburg (83). Liberal Justice Stephen G. Breyer will be 78....
  • Coulter's W&L mock convention speech

    02/13/2016 2:41:11 AM PST · by tgdunbar · 32 replies
    Facebook ^ | 02/12/2016 | Ann Coulter
    As Miss Coulter explains in her Washington and Lee University Mock Convention speech: Immigration, Immigration, Immigration
  • Robert Kennedy's Assassin Faces Parole Board

    02/10/2016 1:29:25 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 68 replies
    SKY News ^ | February 10, 2016
    The man who fatally shot presidential candidate Robert Kennedy nearly half a century ago faces a parole board in California. Sirhan Sirhan, 71, will have his 15th such hearing at the Richard J Donovan Correctional Facility near San Diego on Wednesday. The Palestinian-born Sirhan is serving a life sentence for opening fire on the political scion at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles on 5 June 1968. He has denied having any recollection of the killing, but has also said he targeted Kennedy because of his support for Israel. Sirhan was last denied parole in 2011, when the board ruled...
  • Judicial Watch: State Department Asked Hillary Clinton Lawyers to Delete Specific Classified...

    02/10/2016 11:00:45 AM PST · by jazusamo · 27 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | February 10, 2016
    Full title: Judicial Watch: State Department Asked Hillary Clinton Lawyers to Delete Specific Classified Records, Return Paper Copies (Washington, DC) - Judicial Watch today released a letter from the Department of State to Hillary Clinton's lawyers that includes a list of classified records to be either deleted or returned to the State Department. The documents were produced under court order in a FOIA lawsuit for all of Clinton emails and for records about her email practices ( Judicial Watch, Inc. v. U.S. Department of State (No. 1:15-cv-00687)). The June 30, 2015, letter from Secretary of State for Management Patrick F....
  • (1998) Murder in Greenwich: Who Killed Martha Moxley? (Trump needs to hire Mark Fuhrman)

    01/01/2016 3:16:44 PM PST · by doug from upland · 25 replies
    amazon ^ | 1998 | Fuhrman
    (DFU COMMENT: Mark Fuhrman solved the cold case murder of a 15-year-old girl. Ultimately, a member of the Kennedy clan was convicted. Donald Trump needs to hire a team headed by Fuhrman to do a complete and thorough Clinton sexual assault investigation. It will, of course, include Hillary's role of destroying the lives of her husband's victims.) Review On the night before Halloween in 1975, 15-year-old Martha Moxley was bludgeoned to death with a golf club in front of her home in the ultra-upper-class Belle Haven district of Greenwich, Connecticut. Though many suspects were brought forth, to this day...
  • 'Fifty Shades of Grey' Director Tackling Ted Kennedy Thriller 'Chappaquiddick' (Exclusive)

    12/14/2015 12:51:39 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 90 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | 12/14/15 | Borys Kit
    ...Sam Taylor-Johnson, who directed Fifty Shades of Grey, is in talks to direct Apex Entertainment's feature "Chappaquiddick". .....Written by Taylor Allen and Andrew Logan, Chappaquiddick is political thriller that unveils the true story of what is described as the seven most dramatic days of Senator Ted Kennedy's life. On the eve of the moon landing, Senator Kennedy becomes entangled in a tragic car accident that results in the death of former Robert Kennedy campaign worker Mary Jo Kopechne. The Senator struggles to follow his own moral compass and simultaneously protect his family's legacy, all while simply trying to keep his...
  • What do The Duke of Windsor, Charles Lindbergh, and Joseph Kennedy have in common? (vanity)

    12/10/2015 8:44:12 AM PST · by Leaning Right · 15 replies
    Each had his own reasons, but back in the 1930s each of those men thought that the Nazis were, well, just a bunch of swell guys. Never mind that the Nazis were violent, both in words and in deeds. I mention this because we are seeing the same thing today. Our betters are lining up to tell us that there is nothing wrong with Islamic culture. Never mind that culture's violence, both in words and in deeds.
  • EXCLUSIVE: Why the Kennedys loathe Andrew Cuomo: He failed to pay tens of thousands for family...

    12/10/2015 1:46:59 AM PST · by Libloather · 28 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 12/09/15 | Martin Gould
    EXCLUSIVE: Why the Kennedys loathe Andrew Cuomo: He failed to pay tens of thousands for family expenses while married to RFK's daughter, pressured an ally to charge his ex for drug-driving and used Kennedy name to further his ambition New York Governor Andrew Cuomo failed to pay tens of thousands of dollars into a fund as his share of the family's expenses while married to one of Robert F. Kennedy's daughters, Daily Mail Online has learned exclusively. The result of his inaction is that ex-wife Kerry Kennedy is considerably worse off than her eight surviving siblings or other members of...
  • President Kennedy's Commemorative Message on Roosevelt Day, January 29, 1961

    12/07/2015 8:13:58 AM PST · by iontheball
    J.F. Kennedy Library and Museum ^ | January 29, 1961 | J.F. Kennedy
    "In my own native state of Massachusetts, the battle for American freedom was begun by the thousands of farmers and tradesmen who made up the Minute Men -- citizens who were ready to defend their liberty at a moment's notice. Today we need a nation of minute men; citizens who are not only prepared to take up arms, but citizens who regard the preservation of freedom as a basic purpose of their daily life and who are willing to consciously work and sacrifice for that freedom. The cause of liberty, the cause of America, cannot succeed with any lesser effort....
  • Kennedy,Huxley,Lewis...Nov 22, 1963

    Wisdom crieth without; she uttereth her voice in the streets:She crieth in the chief place of concourse, in the openings of the gates: in the city she uttereth her words… (Proverbs 1:20-21)I believe that God speaks to us in current events and in the workings of history , that is if we have ears to hear. The challenge is to try to interpret just what it is that God is saying in the twists and turns of daily events. Because of the assassination of President Kennedy, November 22, 1963 is a day in history that has gone down as one...
  • Mob hitman who says he was the man on the grassy knoll and killed JFK to be released

    11/08/2015 5:41:03 AM PST · by Libloather · 189 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 11/08/15 | Alexandra Klausner
    Mob hitman who says he was the man on the grassy knoll and killed JFK to be released - and he still insists he did it A man who claims he assassinated President John F. Kennedy has been moved this week from a high security jail to a less secure one in Illinois in preparation for his release next spring after 36 years behind bars. James Files, 72, says that he was the man on the grassy knoll back on November 22, 1963, and that he fired the bullet into Kennedy's head that ultimately killed him. Now, the CIA and...
  • Jawaharlal Nehru sought US assistance during 1962 Indo-China war

    10/14/2015 3:31:27 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 7 replies
    PTI ^ | Oct 14, 2015
    Former Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru had sought American assistance and wrote to the then US president John F Kennedy to provide India jet fighters to stem the Chinese tide of aggression during the 1962 Sino-India war, according to a new book. The main objective of Mao Zedong, the founding father of the Peoples Republic of China, to attack India in 1962 was to humiliate Nehru who was emerging as a leader of the third world, it said. Indias implementation of the Forward Policy served as a major provocation to China in September 1962, Bruce Riedel, a former CIA official, wrote...
  • Declassified CIA report concluded director led 'cover up' of Kennedy assassination investigation

    10/10/2015 4:41:52 PM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 118 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 10, 2015 | Fox News
    A declassified CIA report concludes former agency Director John McCone withheld information about the assassination of President John F. Kennedy Jr., according to a recent news story. The 2013 report, declassified last fall, concludes that McCone, who ran the spy agency when Kennedy was fatally shot in November 1963, kept information from the Warren Commission during its investigation into the assassination. The reports author, CIA historian David Robarge, writes that McCone and other top CIA officials were part of a "benign cover-up" to keep the commission focused on what the agency believed at the time was the "best truth ...
  • Clinton lawyer balked at first effort to delete classified email

    09/17/2015 1:54:13 PM PDT · by TroutStalker · 11 replies
    Politico ^ | 09/17/15 | Josh Gerstein
    Hillary Clinton's personal attorney balked at the State Department's first effort to erase a newly-classified email from the thumb drive containing about 30,000 messages she turned over to her former agency, according to just-released correspondence. Clinton lawyer David Kendall said deleting the now-secret message could run afoul of promises he previously made to the House Benghazi committee and two inspectors general to preserve electronic copies of all Clinton's work-related message from her tenure as secretary of state. "I have responded to each preservation request by confirming to the requestor that I would take reasonable steps to preserve the 55,000 pages...
  • Breaking the Kennedy code of silence: Patrick goes on national TV to expose his family's secrets ...

    10/04/2015 11:45:51 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 59 replies
    (UK) Daily Mail ^ | October 4, 2015 | Wills Robinson and Hannah Parry
    Complete Headline: Breaking the Kennedy code of silence: Patrick goes on national TV to expose his family's secrets as he launches book describing how 'disabling alcoholism' killed his father Ted, his mom and his sister Patrick Kennedy has broken the political dynasty's 'code of silence' by describing how he turned to drink at 13 to deal with the multitude of his family's problems. The former Congressman told CBS' 60 Minutes how his alcoholic mother Joan would walk around in a bathrobe 'inebriated' during the day while his father, Senator Ted Kennedy, would self-medicate by drinking. The 48-year-old politician said the...
  • Judicial Watch: New State Department Documents Reveal Hillary Clinton Email Gap

    09/18/2015 7:09:18 PM PDT · by lbryce · 11 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | September 14, 2015 | Staff
    Judicial Watch today released newly obtained Department of State documents showing a nearly five-month total gap in the emails former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton decided to return to the State Department late last year. The documents also show that one key State Department official did not want a written record of issues about the Clinton emails. The documents also raise new questions about the accuracy of representations made to Judicial Watch, the courts, Congress, and the public by the Obama administration and Clinton. The documents were produced under court order in a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit Judicial...
  • Is Caroline Kennedy seeking revenge on Hillary Clinton?

    09/16/2015 6:03:51 AM PDT · by McGruff · 40 replies
    NY Post ^ | Sept 15, 2015 | Emily Smith
    Talk in Kennedy circles is that Caroline Kennedy is furious over the revelation that a longtime confidant of Hillary Clintons secretly sabotaged her bid to become a US senator and Kennedy may seek her revenge by backing veep Joe Biden if he runs for president. In June, leaked emails revealed that Hillary henchman Sidney Blumenthal had orchestrated news stories undermining Caroline while she was vying to be appointed to Hillarys Senate seat in 2008.
  • Gregory Hicks: Benghazi and the Smearing of Chris Stevens

    01/23/2014 12:52:39 PM PST · by mojito · 26 replies
    WSJ ^ | 1/22/2014 | Gregory Hicks
    Last week the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence issued its report on the Sept. 11, 2012, terrorist attacks in Benghazi, Libya. The report concluded that the attack, which resulted in the murder of four Americans, was "preventable." Some have been suggesting that the blame for this tragedy lies at least partly with Ambassador Chris Stevens, who was killed in the attack. This is untrue: The blame lies entirely with Washington. The report states that retired Gen. Carter Ham, then-commander of the U.S. Africa Command (Africom) headquartered in Stuttgart, Germany, twice offered to "sustain" the special forces security team in Tripoli...
  • IRS Lawyer Who Headed Lerner Email Release Present When Markings on Clinton Emails Changed

    09/02/2015 3:54:14 PM PDT · by george76 · 36 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | September 2, 2015 | Morgan Chalfant
    Markings on no fewer than four emails contained on Hillary Clintons private system were changed to a category that blocks Congress and the public from viewing their contents ... One of the lawyers present during the review by States legal office was government attorney Catherine Duval, who was a key player in the controversy surrounding ex-IRS official Lois Lerners missing emails related to the investigation of the agencys targeting of conservative groups. Duval, who is now spearheading the release of materials related to the 2012 attack in Benghazi, formerly worked for the same law firm as the Clintons private attorney...
  • Sources: Clinton email markings changed to hide classified info

    09/01/2015 3:56:25 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 40 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 1, 2015 | Catherine Herridge
    EXCLUSIVE: At least four classified Hillary Clinton emails had their markings changed to a category that shields the content from Congress and the public, Fox News has learned, in what State Department whistleblowers believed to be an effort to hide the true extent of classified information on the former secretary of states server. The changes, which came to light after the first tranche of 296 Benghazi emails was released in May, was confirmed by two sources -- one congressional, the other intelligence. The four emails originally were marked classified after a review by career officials at the State Department. But...
  • Inspector general cites Caroline Kennedy for using private email ( Japan )

    08/25/2015 3:53:00 PM PDT · by george76 · 31 replies
    Examiner ^ | 8/25/15 | Sarah Westwood
    Ambassador Caroline Kennedy was singled out by the State Department's watchdog for using a personal email account to conduct official business. Kennedy, who has served as the U.S. ambassador to Japan since 2013, "used personal email accounts to send and receive messages containing official business," according to a State Department inspector general report made public Tuesday. Other senior embassy staff also used personal email accounts to handle government communications, occasionally transmitting information marked "sensitive but unclassified" on commercial accounts ... The embassy in Tokyo has no records management policy, nor does it enforce federal regulations that dictate how federal records...
  • Inspector General Slams Ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedys Embassy as Amateur Hour

    08/25/2015 2:53:43 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 43 replies
    PJ Media ^ | August 25, 2015 | Claudia Rosett
    Having a celebrity socialite run the huge embassy was as foolish as it looked. [Caroline] Kennedy came to her ambassadors post with no foreign policy experience, no particular background in Japan or Asia generally, and apparently not much skill at running the $93.6 million-per-year operation that is the U.S. Embassy in Tokyo. [Snip] [A]lmost two years into Kennedys ambassadorship, the U.S. Embassy in Japan is a mess.
  • Friends of RFK Jr. think Cheryl Hines was crazy to marry him

    08/23/2015 5:38:10 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 41 replies
    NY Post ^ | August 22, 2015 | Mara Siegler
    Even close friends of Robert F. Kennedy Jr., a notorious cheater who had numerous affairs while with past wives Emily Black and Mary Richardson, think his new wife, Curb Your Enthusiasm star Cheryl Hines, was crazy to marry him and think hed be faithful. [Snip] Any woman who gets involved with Bobby does so with her eyes open, or their brains lopped off, said the so-called friend. Any woman who thinks theyre going to change Bobby is misguided and purposefully ignorant. Women have to understand what theyre getting into when theyre with him.
  • Bernie Sanders Despised Dems In 1980s, Said JFK Speech Once Made Him Sick (Kennedy's anti-communism)

    07/17/2015 12:59:20 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    Buzzfeed News ^ | July 16, 2015 | Ilan Ben-Meir, News Reporter
    Kennedy was young and appealing and ostensibly liberal, but I think at that point, seeing through Kennedy, and what liberalism was, was probably a significant step for me to understand that conventional politics or liberalism was not what was relevant. Vermont senator and Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders once said that he was physically nauseated by a speech made by President John F. Kennedy when Sanders was a young man, because Kennedys hatred for the Cuban Revolution [] was so strong. Kennedy was young and appealing and ostensibly liberal, Sanders reminisced in a 1987 interview with The Gadfly, a student...
  • Heart over Mind: The Death of JFK, Jr.

    07/16/2015 8:25:35 AM PDT · by pabianice · 48 replies
    airlinesafety ^ | July 2015 | Nolte
    Why Did Kennedy Crash? In the last few minutes before Kennedy's little single-engine airplane went into the heavy seas off Martha's Vineyard, its radar track showed all the evidence of a mind wobbling in the tortured confusion called vertigo. This confusion steered Kennedy down a horrifying spiral to his death on that hot and hazy night in July. If you've ever felt the searing pain of belly-flopping off a diving board, you might rightly suspect that hitting the water at high speed is an impact not much different from colliding with a granite cliff. The kind of bafflement and panic...
  • Death sentence reversed for Carlos Kennedy, convicted of murdering Zoa White

    07/10/2015 4:59:30 PM PDT · by boycott · 8 replies ^ | July 10, 2015 | Casey Toner
    Carlos Edward Kennedy, who was sentenced to death for raping and then beating a 69-year-old grandmother to death with a claw hammer in June 2010, has new life. The Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals reversed the sentence of former Mobile County Circuit Court Judge Joseph "Rusty" Johnston on Friday, stating that he overstepped his judicial authority. "Accordingly, the totality of the circumstances in this case indicates that Kennedy knowingly, intelligently, and voluntarily waived his right to counsel and that the circuit court abused its discretion when it revoked Kennedy's right of self-representation and appointed counsel to him," the ruling states....
  • Kennedy Replaces the Laws of Nature with His Own

    07/03/2015 3:29:39 PM PDT · by NYer · 12 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | July 3, 2015 | PAUL KENGOR
    Same-sex “marriage” advocates will heartily celebrate July 4 this year, thrilled with the possibilities in the New America they’re creating in their own image. They will be especially grateful to Anthony Kennedy and the four liberal justices who gave them gay “marriage” by assuming unto themselves what Thomas Jefferson two-and-a-half centuries ago called “the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God.” That sublime understanding in that Declaration has been superseded by a subversive understanding declared by the likes of Justice Kennedy.Kennedy’s swing vote making gay “marriage” a constitutional right recognized in all 50 states is one of the most...
  • Ann Coulter refuses to joke around with Kennedy

    06/27/2015 10:05:45 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 28 replies
    Kennedy is the archetypal Yes, Im a libertarian-conservative, but Im also fun and trendy! I use black terms like boom and baller ironically. Im not an old, heartless fuddy-duddy like most libertarian-conservatives libertarian-conservative thats always apologizing for her views to her liberal friends. (SNIP) Kennedy: Well, I think the question answers itself. No, because Ive heard from some mutual friends (Greg Gutfeld and the RINOs The Five) that you are a very fun person. Ann: [stares silently] Kennedy: Okay.
  • Justice Kennedy hailed as gay rights icon

    06/27/2015 5:58:35 AM PDT · by C19fan · 16 replies
    Politico ^ | June 26, 2015 | Sarah Wheaton
    The newest gay rights icon wears a drab black robe and got his job from Ronald Reagan. Perhaps no American political figure has been more consequential in gay and lesbian Americans fight for equality than Supreme Court Justice Anthony M. Kennedy, the author of Fridays majority ruling that essentially legalized gay marriage around the United States. That decision is the latest in a string; despite officially being a member of the high courts conservative wing, Kennedy has written every major opinion in support of LGBT Americans since 1996.
  • Reagan Aides Foresaw Kennedy Gay-Rights Views That Conservatives Now Lament

    06/27/2015 5:43:53 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 34 replies
    Roll Call ^ | 6-26-15 | Todd Ruger
    The origins of Friday's landmark Supreme Court decision legalizing same-sex marriage can be traced back almost 30 years to the Senate's confirmation process for justices. Officials in President Ronald Reagans administration, reeling after two failed nominees to the court, were looking for a reliable conservative who could get Senate confirmation. They found him in U.S. Circuit Judge Anthony Kennedy. But CQ's review of documents in the Reagan Library in California found the president's aides identified "disturbing aspects" in Kennedy's record. Foremost among them: Kennedy's actions in a gay rights case. Kennedy on Friday cast the deciding vote and wrote the...